Job Description: Dental Nurse

As a member of the practice team the Dental Nurse receives the patient into the surgery and prepares them to receive dental treatment. At the direction of the dentist materials will be mixed and suction of the mouth provided. Staff members receive 28 days paid holiday calculated pro-rata for part time. Staff are paid by electronic transfer at the end of the month and are offered enrolment in the NEST Pension scheme.

The nurse will;
Be within the surgery for chaperone purposes
Assist the dentist as directed
Record via computer treatment carried out
Be responsible for the aseptic state of the surgery
Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

Smoking
Being committed to patient well being this practice has a firm No Smoking policy within the premises.

Arrangements for supervision & Training
The nurse works under direct supervision, training is often provided "on the job", including via the monthly staff meeting. As a GDC registrant it is required that you keep your CPD hours up. However the practice also arranges for staff to attend courses at the local hospital or alternative venues. Attendence at such training is encouraged,staff are normally paid for their time to attend such and the practice pays the course fee. The practice fully embraces "Investors in People" thinking.

Qualifications
The post holder is expected to be vaccinated in accordance with current Department of Health guidelines.